Category: Music

Original Laptop Musicians

Whether its behind the scenes or on stage, its not uncommon for performers (mostly, but not limited to, electronic or sample-based music) to have a laptop, possibly running a software like Ableton Live and triggering one-shots and loops. This video of Pet Shop Boy’s no. 1 hit and remake of Elvis Presley’s Always on My Mind, shows us that there was a time that performers integrated PC’s into their rig but laptops weren’t as accessible or powerful as they are today and desktop computers with hunkering CRT monitors had to be used instead.

Playlist: June 30, 2012

Twin ShadowFive Seconds

Neneh Cherry & The ThingDream baby dream


Jon and VangelisThe friends of mr. Cairo

This is a long one. The full version. It peaked at #1 for 5 consecutive weeks on the Quebec singles chart in late 1981.

BauhausBela Lugosi’s Dead

Another long one. Heard it at a bar the other night. The DJ put it on and fucked off somewhere. Revellers feigned getting behind the turntables (read: laptop).

Playlist: June 16th, 2012

Ben, l’oncle Soul“Seven Nation Army”

Decent cover of the White Stripes.

Stream it on Youtube.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs“Household Goods”

Fiona Apple“Every Single Night”

Frank Ocean“Pyramids”

Poolside“Slow Down”

Onra“The Anthem”

Diplo“Set It Off feat. Lazerdisk Party Sex”

Joey BADA$$ x Capital STEEZ“Survival Tactics”

Playlist: May 19th, 2012

Gnarls Barkley – “Who’s gonna save my soul”

The Soft Moon – “Total Decay”

Squarepusher – “Iambic 9 Poetry”

Boards of Canada – “Everything You Do is a Balloon”

The Smiths – “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others”

Sufjan Stevens – “To Be Alone With You”